When everyone else in the world sticks with the tried and true bowl-of-candy-at-the-front-door routine, but you’ve got a perfectly good trailer sitting in your mother-in-law’s driveway up north… what do you do?
Well if you’re Melissa and me, you turn it into a haunted trailer of course! And since greyhounds aren’t very scary on their own (especially ours,) you turn her into a 70 pound black spider – complete with white pads on its feet.
This setup was a big hit, and we went through two bowls of candy on an otherwise pretty quiet street.
We’ve always loved October for it’s crisp air, bright blue skies and fiery leaves all over the ground. It’s weather that gets my creativity flowing, makes me want to accomplish everything the warmer, slower months tried to suppress, and just reminds me of why I’ve put up with the rest of Chicago’s weather all these years.
This year, we’re also learning that September and October is a gorgeous window of opportunity for Nell to have the dog beach all to herself.
When the lake begins to freeze over, we’ll almost certainly stop going. Neither of us trust her not to walk out on the ice. She’s a bit too “explore-y”, and tends to tune out our commands when it interferes with an adventure.
Anyhow, here’s Nell hamming it up yesterday morning. It never fails that when I’m crouching down, the Canon’s shutter firing as fast as it can while she sprints towards me… she’ll stick her head out at the last minute and mug for the camera. I swear I’m not imagining it. She actually makes a funny face as she runs by. Hard to pick up in the photos, but absolutely hysterical in person.